HPU Family Celebrates Earth Day 2017

HPU students Ashley Britton and Megan Nerney enjoy fresh corn during the annual Earth Day Celebration. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2017 – The High Point University family celebrated Earth Day today with local companies and wildlife organizations in the Cottrell Amphitheatre. Students tasted cold-pressed juice, fed animals at the petting zoo, learned about the lives of […]

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Arbor Day Celebration Highlights Expanding Gardens and Tree Collection

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2017 – As several hundred community members gathered today at High Point University’s Cottrell Amphitheater to celebrate Arbor Day amidst the campus’s more than 3,000 taxa of plants, a special group of alumnae pledged to help keep the campus tree collection growing. For the eighth consecutive year, HPU received the […]

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HPU and Triad Universities Host 12th Global Communication Association Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2017 – High Point University served as a primary host for the 12th annual Global Communication Association Conference (GCC). Host universities also included, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Winston Salem State University, Elon University, Mazoon University College and Bayan College. Each year, GCA invites the brightest minds in the […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff, students and alumni recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Alumna Selected for Mississippi Teacher Corps Christine Rickert, a 2016 HPU graduate who majored in international relations, political science and Spanish, was selected for the Mississippi Teacher Corps. Through […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University welcomed four new staff members during the month of March. They are as follows:   Jenny Sweitzer joins the Office of Academic Services as a learning excellence specialist. Sweitzer provides individualized academic support to students in the Learning Excellence Program. She meets with students once […]

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Junior Recognized for Service with Newman Civic Fellows Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2017 – High Point University junior Jasmyn Alexander is a recipient of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact. This national award honors college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Alexander, an exercise science major on […]

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HPU to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2017 – The community is invited to experience High Point University’s Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as well as recent additions to its vibrant campus during the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on April 20 in the Cottrell Amphitheater. It is […]

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HPU’s Landscape of Hope and Beauty

This year’s Arbor Day Celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on April 20.  A few weeks before graduation last year, down 48 steps into a new amphitheater, HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein began yet another Arbor Day celebration. She talked about potential. She always has ever since her husband became HPU’s seventh president 12 […]

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Ward Joins HPU as Clergy in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2017 – Rev. Dr. J. Alexander (Al) Ward will join High Point University as Clergy in Residence after he retires as senior pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in July. Ward will work with religion faculty and pastors in the local church community to develop special projects such as […]

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HPU Dedicates Liberty Tree for First Amendment Day

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein presided over the tree dedication and turned the first shovel of soil HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2017 – In the years before the American Revolution, colonists gathered at the Liberty Tree, a large elm tree in Boston that served as a rallying point for important events and […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leader: A Risk-Taker, A Fundraiser, A Friend

His fraternity brothers know him as “Espo,” the business-savvy senior from Illinois. As the fraternity’s president, he helped steer a Kappa Alpha fund drive that raised more than $50,000 in one year to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for two disabled veterans. He and his fraternity brothers will give away the second wheelchair Saturday. As a friend, […]

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HPU Announces April Community Enrichment Series Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2017 – High Point University will host the following events in April as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted. Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2017 – High Point University faculty and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions. Interior Design Students Earn LEED Green Associate Designation Aria Real, Hayley Clarke and Hannah Grau, senior interior design majors at HPU, recently earned the LEED Green Associate designation. This credential allows designers […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2017 – High Point University welcomed seven new faculty and staff members during January and February. They are as follows:   Dr. Dave Tofanelli joins the Earl N. Phillips School of Business as assistant professor of the practice of management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational behavior, innovation […]

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HPU Community Gathers for Annual Black Heritage Service

  HIGH POINT, N.C., March 1, 2017 – High Point University’s fourth annual Black Heritage Service brought students, faculty and community members together in Hayworth Chapel on Feb. 26. Hosted by HPU’s Black Cultural Awareness Club, the service was a special time of sharing African-American heritage, listening to the voices of the black experience, and […]

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Full STEM Ahead: Robotics Competition Holds Second Challenge for Middle Schools

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2017 – “Tonight’s challenges are a little harder than they were last time, aren’t they?” asked Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education at High Point University. A room full of middle school students nodded their heads and simultaneously answered, “Yes!” Thanks to an $8,000 grant from Daimler Trucks North […]

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